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How Much Did You Spend at Sephora in 2020?

Hey, y'all!!!  I couldn't find any similar threads on BIC and I am genuinely curious if anyone here pays attention to/tracks their annual Sephora spend?  I usually don't and I have tried and failed to track overall beauty purchases a few times, but I was pretty shocked when I added up my 2020 Sephora spend.  I definitely plan to spend less this year!


***You might also want to watch if you are curious about everything I bought at Sephora in 2020 - all online!!! 😉 



Let me know if you are successful at tracking your beauty purchases throughout the year!

Re: How Much Did You Spend at Sephora in 2020?

@tjffc Hey, at least you caught some good sales on the brushes, and they're great longterm investments! Silver linings. 🙂 


My new 2021 challenge is to use more Nordy Notes on myself throughout the year. I normally bank them and use most of them on gifts for others. But when I look at my 2020 Sephora spend vs. the $ amount of Nordy Notes I've sat on all that time, my heart sinks a bit. I love gifting treats to people, but I also gotta start treating myself more often with all this reward money. 

Re: How Much Did You Spend at Sephora in 2020?

@WinglessOne Thanks for sharing and thanks for the tip!  I definitely spent more than planned, but now I can work on cutting back this year!  And, yes, Pat McGrath got a lot of my money this year, too!

Re: How Much Did You Spend at Sephora in 2020?

Hi @Tamara76! I achieved VIB this year, which may not seem like a ton in the BIC, but it's actually a lot for me, since I usually shop at places like Glossier (Glossier products are only sold on the Glossier website or in their stores) or directly from brands like Clinique or Lancome. I have to say, now that I'm actually getting into my Sephora account, I'm becoming addicted to their business model! It feels so gratifying to be able to redeem points, and I love their rewards program as well! 


Most of the money that I spent at Sephora this past year was on skincare, because I'm definitely more of a skincare person! The brands that I bought the most from this year were innisfree (top product rec: innisfree Super Volcanic Clusters Pore Clearing Clay Mask), Glow Recipe (top product rec: Glow Recipe Glow Together Set™), Sol de Janeiro (top product rec: Sol de Janeiro Brazilian Bum Bum Body Cream 8.1 oz/ 240 mL, of course!), and Herbivore (top product rec: Herbivore Cloud Nine 5 Piece Favorites Collection - an AMAZING value). 


I found that I didn't even have to try to hit VIB, which was kind of scary - with frequent restocking of my favorite products and buying most of my friends' birthday/Christmas gifts from Sephora, I didn't even realize that I hit it! 


But just another compliment to Sephora's business model - I love that they give out gratis to people that are really active in the BIC/product reviewing - since I've been a frequent reviewer, they're planning to send me gratis, which is just a really great move on behalf of Sephora, since it really makes it seem like they care about their loyal followers! I'll definitely be spending more money at Sephora in the future! 

Re: How Much Did You Spend at Sephora in 2020?

@kristenyhan Thanks for sharing!  I am a long-time Sephora fan - and it is wild how fast the spending adds up!  I love Glossier - I've only been to the LA store, but I was able to visit a pop-up in Austin last year!  I am going to check out that Innisfree mask!

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